Leggerissima column: “Wednesday”, who will be the villain of the second season?

“Wednesday”, “Wednesday” in Italian, is a 2022 TV series created by Alfred Gough and Miles
Millar which, through the dark setting for boys, has rekindled interest in the family
most famous American in the world (after the Kennedys), created by the famous designer Charles Addams,
head cartoonist “The New Yorker”: The Addams Family (The Addams Family).
His works were characterized by dark humor and macabre characters. family members
Addams – gradually inserted in the newspaper starting from 1938 – became the undisputed protagonists of series
television, cartoons, films, musicals, video games and merchandising of all kinds!
However, it is immediately clear that, in this first season made in 8 episodes, the story rotates
around the teenager Wednesday Addams, played by Jenna Ortegaand its “atypical” problems
of socialization and teenage mother-daughter conflict.

The initial four installments were directed by Tim Burton (the other four from Gandja Monteiro e
James Marshall), whose gothic touch – again focused on marginalization, integration and
diversity – quickly transports us to an “alternative world”, mysterious and supernatural.
Wednesday is sent to Nevermore Academy after throwing piranhas in the swimming pool
school with the clear intention of taking revenge against those who bullied brother Pugsley on a daily basis,
(played by Isaac Ordonez).

And so, under the insistence of parents Morticia and Gomez (Catherine Zeta Jones and Luis Guzmán), the
protagonist of the first series finds himself in a similar school, in several respects, to Hogwarts,
the fictional educational institution that forms the primary setting of the novels (and films)
from Harry Potter, by British author JK Rowling.
Classes at Nevermore Academy are attended by werewolves, vampires, mermaids and others
“different and fascinating” creatures, yet Wednesday looks strange, lonely and dark to them!
The Addams family’s only constant presence is Mano: go and take a peek at what he has
had to put up with the Romanian actor and magician Victor Dorobantu who “plays” her!
The filming of the TV series was carried out in Romania, and in particular at the Castle of
Cantacuzino in Busteni and in Casa Niculescu and Gradina Botanica Dimitrie Brândza, both in

Among the protagonists: Fred Armisen as Uncle FesterGwendoline Christie who plays the
director Larissa Weems and, finally, Christina Ricci in the role of botany professor Marilyn
Thornhill. Christina Ricci was the legendary Wednesday in the two highly successful films
commercial and critical reviews “The Addams Family” (1991) and “The Addams Family 2” (1993).
But why is this series so interesting and is recording mind-boggling numbers, even higher than
those of “Stranger things”?

Despite the predictability of some parts, “Wednesday” is an ironic, funny series, with that
noir-investigative cut that stimulates the imagination. The cast is engaging, the references to other films (the
dance in which Wednesday is expressed is a splendid example) and literary and historical elements are
interesting and continuous; finally the soundtrack is a phenomenon: Danny Elfmancomposer who
has been working with Tim Burton for some time, created together with Chris Bacon an original composed column
from 48 songs, including the official theme song, of which I will only tell you the titles of the first episode:

– Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein – Édith Piaf
– In My Dreams – Roy Orbison
– Can’t Stop – Rhythmking
– La Llorona – Chavela Vargas
– Paint It Black – cover by The Rolling Stones (played on cello from Wednesday)

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